Charles Chaplin On-line II: 1915-1916

The Champion
After the first part., with Chaplin’s films of 1914, the second include his films of 1915 and 1916:

In 1915 he began a year’s contract with Essanay film studios, and further developed his film skills, adding new levels of depth and pathos to the Keystone-style slapstick. In 1916, he signed a lucrative deal with the Mutual Film Corporation to produce a dozen two-reel comedies. He was given near complete artistic control, and produced twelve films over an eighteen month period that rank among the most influential comedy films in cinema. Chaplin later said the Mutual period was the happiest of his career

The tramp character is a constant in the films of that period, as the first major leading lady, Edna Purviance, discovered at Tate’s Café in San Francisco. With few exceptions, those short silent films of 1915 and 1916 were all written, directed, edited by Chaplin – and starred of course. And now that I have a brief introduction of his work at that epoch, here is the list of his films that are in public domain and available on-line:
Burlesque on Carmen - Lantern slide
His New Job directed by Charles Chaplin (1915): downloadvideo
A Night Out directed by Charles Chaplin (1915): articledownloadvideo
The Champion directed by Charles Chaplin (1915): articledownloadvideo
In the Park directed by Charlie Chaplin (1915): downloadvideo
The Tramp directed by Charles Chaplin (1915): articledownloadvideo
By the Sea directed by Charles Chaplin (1915): articledownloadvideo
Work directed by Charles Chaplin (1915): articledownloadvideo
A Woman directed by Charles Chaplin (1915): articledownloadvideo
The Bank directed by Charles Chaplin (1915): articledownloadvideo
Shanghaied directed by Charles Chaplin (1915): downloadvideo
A Night in the Show directed by Charles Chaplin (1915): article – download here or herevideo
Burlesque on Carmen directed by Charles Chaplin (1915): articledownloadvideo
Police directed by Charles Chaplin (1916): articledownloadvideo
The Floorwalker directed by Charles Chaplin (1916): articledownloadvideo
The Fireman directed by Charlie Chaplin (1916): articledownloadvideo
The Vagabond directed by Charles Chaplin (1916): articledownloadvideo
One A.M. directed by Charles Chaplin (1916): articledownloadvideo
The Count directed by Charles Chaplin (1916): articledownloadvideo
The Pawnshop directed by Charles Chaplin (1916): articledownloadvideo
Behind the Screen directed by Charles Chaplin (1916): articledownloadvideo
The Rink directed by Charles Chaplin (1916): articledownloadvideo
By the Sea
More Chaplin: Charles Chaplin On-line I: 1914 and Charles Chaplin On-line III: 1917-1921.

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